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Saint James (Brantley) Hotel

101200 Water Ave.
Selma, AL 36701
Phone:(334) 872-3234
Opening as The Brantley in 1837, the Saint James Hotel overlooks the Alabama River in the center of downtown Selma. Selm has a history not only of the riots for voting, but also as a very important foothold for the Confederate Army during the Civil War however most of the town was burned by the Union Soldiers during the Selma Battle. The hotel and a few other buildings were spared.

After the war this hotel was operated by Benjamin Sterling Turner,(the first African American ever elected to the United States Congress). It is said the hotel was host to outlaw brothers Frank and Jesse James in 1881.
In 1892, the hotel fell upon hard times and ceased operations.
For a century the doors remained closed however a group of investors purchased the old building and officially reopen the doors of the establishment in 1997 as the St. James Hotel.

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Legend states that two of the most reported “hauntings” in the hotel include Jesse James and his girlfriend Lucinda. Employees and guests alike claim to have seen the apparition of a man dressed in attire that was common for a man in the late 1800s. He is most often seen in the rooms in which he typically stayed – rooms 214, 314, and 315.
several witnesses have observed what appears to be residual hauntings of individuals who are fully clothed in dress that were common to the 1800s. They seem unaware of the “living” surrounding them.
Additionally, the sounds of apparent ghost dogs can be heard in the area. Jessie James, some have said, once owned a black dog that was his companion for many years. Many guests at the St. James have reported hearing a dog running up and down the halls.
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Kate Shephard House Bed & Breakfast

91553 Monterey Pl
Mobile, AL 36604
The historic bed and breakfast is haunted by the apparition of an elderly woman, who has been seen in guest rooms all over the building.
A strange presence has been felt by guests and staff.
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http://www.kateshepardhouse.com
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Pensacola Paranormal Research Group

 NPS-Default Contact Name Jason Balbuena
Location Pensacola, FL
Pensacola,Alabama,Florida
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Alabama Spectral Investigations

Alabama Spectral Investigations Contact Name John Poe
Location Auburn, Alabama
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Scientifically-minded and Intelligent professionals research, gather data, and investigate possible paranormal activity in the Lee County and surrounding areas. Our mission is to eliminate the obvious first using technology and Logical means.Many of our members have over 20 years experience in the field and are skilled at putting clients at ease during a calm and ethically-minded data-gathering experience.

Sweetwater Mansion

SwPic2 Address 842 Sweetwater Ave
Florence, Alabama 35630
Phone (256) 710-4432
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Adams Grove Presbyterian Church

626px-Sardis_Alabama_Adams_Grove_Presbyterian_01 Address Dallas County 55
Dallas County, Alabama 36775
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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Park

155614_167092123330907_6116671_n Address 20 32nd St. N
Birmingham, Alabama 35222
Phone (205) 324-1911
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Sloss Furnaces is a pig iron factory that opened in 1882 and closed after 90 years in 1970. Claims at the location include: shadow figures, physical touching and disembodied voices. This location does allow private investigations for a fee based on number of people in the party. Please contact the location at the above email for investigation details.

Old Depot Museum

320101_625436684148591_1399087677_n Address 4 Martin Luther King St.
Selma, Alabama 36703
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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

10246446_487560471387590_8942333853729322639_n Address 110 State Hwy 180
Fort Morgan, Alabama 36542
Phone (251) 540-5257 or (251) 540-7127
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Belle Mont Mansion

1553075_1407624166152744_770843020_o Address 1569 Cook Ln.
Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674
Phone (256) 381-5052
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Pickens County Courthouse

Pickens_County_Courthouse_2 Address  Carrollton, Alabama 35447
Phone  (205) 367-1911
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Athens State University

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Address 300 N. Beaty St.
Athens, Alabama 35611
Phone (256) 233-8100
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Website www.athens.edu
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Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

10295348_10152515104139805_149154287478859934_o Address 1906 Springhill Ave
Mobile, Alabama 36607
Phone (251) 471-6364
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The Victoria Inn

The Victoria Inn Address 1600 Quintard Ave.
Anniston, Alabama 36201
Phone (256) 236-0503
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The Rawls

The Rawls - Enterprise, Alabama

Address 116 S. Main St.
Enterprise, Alabama 36330
Phone (334) 308-9387
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Website www.TheHistoricRawlsHotel.com
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Belle Mont Mansion

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Belle MontBelle Mont was erected in 1828 for a physician from Louisa County, Virginia, Dr. Alexander Williams Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell and his family of seven were already living in Belle Mont when it was fully completed in 1832. Owning 1,680 acres of cotton and corn, Dr. Mitchell became known as one of the largest planters in the area before he quickly sold the mansion and the surrounding land one year after its completion.

However, while living in Belle Mont and planting the surrounding acres, Dr. Mitchell housed 152 slaves in 13 slave cabins on the property. This area of the property can be accessed from the master bedroom through a large door with a window that leads directly to the courtyard area, which is where the detached kitchen would have been accessed as well.

The Mitchell family sold Belle Mont and 33 of the surrounding acres to their friends Isaac and Catherine Baker Jones Winston, who were also from Virginia, in 1833. Mr. Winston was a cousin of Dolly Madison, Patrick Henry, and Isaac Cole, who was a personal friend and secretary of President Thomas Jefferson. Although the actual design of Belle Mont is a mystery, this particular relationship provides a clue about the original designer, or at least his influence.
The source of Belle Mont’s design is shrouded in mystery, but tantalizing clues suggest the direct influence of President Thomas Jefferson, gentlemen architect of the early Republic,” the official Belle Mont pamphlet states (Commission 2). Is it possible that Dr. Mitchell built Belle Mont in this style, two years after Jefferson’s death, to honor the late president? The answer will always be a mystery. However, the pamphlet continues by claiming that, “characteristics of ‘Jeffersonian Classicism’ are exhibited at Belle Mont, including finely executed brickwork with contrasting woodwork and a hilltop setting. Belle Mont also illustrates Jefferson’s reverence for the neoclassical architectural elements and ideas of the Italian Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio,” 

The Winston family maintained ownership and continued living in Belle Mont through the Civil War and until around 1940. At this time, the family decided to move to a different location but continued to hold Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations in the mansion. Gradually, the family gatherings became less frequent until the home was completely abandoned.

The abandonment of the home was the largest cause of its deterioration and the vandalism that occurred at Belle Mont. During the 1960s, star-crossed lovers camped inside the rotting mansion in the woods, and the home has long been the site of drunken high school parties. In 1983, concerned about the condition of the house, members of the Winston family donated Belle Mont and 33 surrounding acres to the Alabama Historical Commission.
The house and surrounding property are reportedly haunted by the former slaves that lived and died on the plantation. As there is not formal cemetery for the slaves it is likely that they were buried on some part of the estate. Visitors to the mansion have reported seeing dark shadowy figures walking the fields and have heard the sound of chains rattling near the house.
http://bellemont.weebly.com/history.html
http://www.mystery411.com/Landing_bellemonttuscumbia.html

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Ken Weigand

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Ken is a graphic designer, web developer and co-founder of One True Paranormal, a para-group in southwest Missouri.
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Gadsden Public Library

GPL Address 254 College Street
Gadsden, Alabama 35901
Phone (256) 549-4699
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Website www.gadsdenlibrary.org
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MOPI – Mobile Order of Paranormal Investigators

MOPI Contact Name Vada Cejas
Location Mobile, Alabama
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Website www.mobileparanormal.com/
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We conduct investigations in residential, commercial, historical, etc. at NO COST! We help provide information for those who may be experiencing activity by gathering scientific data/evidence. We are professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic investigators who love searching for the unknown and helping others. Cases are kept confidential.

Southern Paranormal Research Society – Alabama Division

Southern Paranormal Research Society - Alabama Division Contact Name Rita Strugala
Location Scottsboro, Alabama
Phone (912) 322-9665
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SPRS is a group of paranormal investigators who started out in Northern Alabama over a decade ago, and are still going strong. We also have our “sister” group St.Marys, Georgia. In this way we can help twice as many people we could help with just the one group. We investigate homes, businesses, cemeteries, historical sites, and service  the North Alabama area, as well as southern Georgia, and northeast Florida!WE NEVER CHARGE FOR INVESTIGATIONS

Each member of our group has their own unique talents, and each has their own personal experiences of encounters they’ve had. All OF US share one thing in common. . . we are ALL passionate about the study of paranormal activity…Our over all purpose is to research claims of the paranormal and gain a higher understanding, in order to help others understand what is going on in their homes and businesses. The knowledge we gain working on every single case, assures us that we can help more people. We analyze all data collected and then present you with our findings and opinions. We do have a medium on staff and can do house cleansing.

If you need our help, or know of someone who feels they may need our help, please contact us for a confidential interview today.

K & K Paranormal Society

Contact Name Joseph Kelly
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Phone (205) 440-6434
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 We set to prove or disprove a haunting, and collect evidence on the paranormal for research.

C.A.S.P.I.R. Paranormal

CASPIR Contact Name Frank Lee
Location Pell City, Alabama
Phone (205) 201-1171
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CASPIR is a non-profit research organization made up of experienced paranormal investigators committed to finding answers to the unknown. We primarily serve the Central Alabama area but we are available to cover the entire state.  We specialize in investigating ghost/haunting phenomena.  Our services are always free of charge and the data collected from our investigations is used to assist in our research of ghost/spirit phenomena. We are always interested in hearing accounts of other people’s experiences so please share any that you have had and we love to hear about haunted places. Maybe you have heard one of those local ghost stories that’s been passed down for years or a local urban legend, we’d love to hear it!If you need assistance with a haunting, don’t hesitate to contact us!

ANR Paranormal

ANRparanormal Contact Name James Rosier
Location Mobile, Alabama
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Team UFO

TeamUFO Contact Name John Shelley
Location Dothan, Alabama
Phone (334) 726-9919
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UFO investigation and researchers.

Alabama Paranormal Exploration Society (APES)

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Location North Alabama
Phone (256) 572-5403
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Oxford Paranormal Society

OPS Contact Name Trey Hudson
Location Alexandria, Alabama
Phone (256) 238-2575
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Southern Paranormal Society

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Location Chelsea, Alabama
Phone (205) 637-7765
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ParaPhotography

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Location Birmingham,Alabama
Phone (205) 807-4639
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PISCA (Paranormal Investigation Society of Central Alabama)

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Location Alexander City, Alabama
Phone (256) 404-2703
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P.I.S.C.A. is dedicated to furthering knowledge and seeking the truth of paranormal activity through science and evidence.P.I.S.C.A. strives to provide professional and caring service to anyone who contacts us free of charge.

Alabama Paranormal Research Team

AlabamaGhostHunters Contact Name  Faith Serafin – Director
Location Auburn, Alabama & Columbus, Georgia
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The Alabama Paranormal Research Team is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and investigation of all things paranormal. We have been an active team since 2004. Our groups cover the south-eastern United States and we work closely with other teams located throughout the region and abroad to provide excellent resources and referrals for potential and established clients.Our research is composed of investigating the paranormal from a scientific perspective. We investigate claims of ghost, cryptids, and UFOs. This includes homes, businesses, and properties with suspected paranormal activity.Our mission as paranormal investigators and researchers is to provide our clients with the best possible explanation for reports of potential paranormal activity. We work to spread awareness and strive to maintain a professional and organized team. We use scientific methods and techniques to establish evidence or debunk claims of phenomenon for our clients. We also use the very latest state of the art equipment for our investigations.Our researchers and Investigators put our clients needs first, and a thorough investigation is provided for each established client. The Alabama Paranormal Research Team has been an established organization since 2005 and each member is carefully selected based on experience, technical knowledge, and clean criminal background.We offer our services in a discrete and confidential manner and our investigations are always FREE!

Blount County Paranormal

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Location Central Alabama
Phone (205) 447 0570
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